Iran’s Presidential Election Set for June, 2009

A0324917.jpgTEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s Deputy Interior Minister Ali-Reza Afshar announced on Sunday that the date for Iran’s presidential election has been fixed for June 12, 2009.

“Based on a proposal of the Interior Ministry and the approval of the Guardian Council, the election for the 10th round of presidency will be held on June 12, 2009,” Afshar was quoted by IRNA as saying.

Parliament’s by-election would also be held on the same day, Afshar said, adding that according to the Elections Law, “all candidates should resign from their executive positions six months prior to the elections.”

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who took office in 2005 can run for a second term, according to Iran’s Constitution.

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